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and other criteria pollutants. the folks like lisa jackson commission in new jersey when this started and in connecticut and others and so a real strong group of environmental regulators using the advantage of this program rggi to the regulatory programs. huge benefits to consumers to reduce energy bills and i will get into some work that sue has done in a second and the economic benefits, the energy jobs. unemployment in the states and the region are lower across-the-board are lower than the national average and one of the reasons rggi is in areas like the cui energy deployment as well as the manufacturing it's been one of the reasons we've had a little bit more resiliency in the downturn because we are slightly more diversified and its increasing our competitiveness we can say with certainty that our mission approach to reducing emissions is not going to lead to a significant regulation and the short term and the state's racing more towards federal regimes because of some of the changes that we are making so we will come back to that in a second when david gets here to of the 1.1 bi
epa administered, lisa jackson, nancy, the chair of the white house council on environmental quality come and then governors sebelius, were excited to help launch the center promoting cooperative federalism in climate and energy policy. and i'd like to welcome back in particular the center's founding funders. michael northrop of the rockefeller brothers fund, and stewart hudson of the foundation. without your vision and leadership, we wouldn't be here today. [applause] >> and the support from you and our other funders who are listed in our materials, has enabled the center to convene important discussions like this, and to support the state efforts to address and respond to the impacts of climate change. in the four short years this has launch, the climate center has been recognized as a vital resource for state and federal officials, providing legal and policy analysis, and a forum to share lessons and promote opportunities for progress. let me give you some examples. the center was recently asked to provide recommendations to a new york state task force convened by governor cuomo o
, and of course to the representative jackson and my home town representative smith, thank you for adding to the ranking member conyers as well as the members of the committee. i come to you today as many things come as an american, as an optimist, the grandson of an immigrant orphan from mexico who found opportunity in our great country, and as the mayor of the nation's seventh largest city, the community that looks like the texas and the america of tomorrow. immigration for all of us is more than a political issue. it is who we are as americans. from plymouth rock to ellis island and galveston to access to the sandy shores of florida and other rocky coast of california, immigrants have made this the greatest country in the world. today, however, our immigration system is badly broken. but there is hope. this hearing more importantly the bipartisan legislation that i believe can be enacted because of it shows that we are on the cusp of real progress. the president in a growing number of bi-partisan lawmakers have laid the framework for what americans support a comprehensive common sense
at the folks who are leaving his administration, the e.p.a.'s director, lisa jackson, she said the e.p.a.'s role is interestingly -- quote -- "to level the playing field against fossil fuels." secretary chu who is leaving the administration, said he must -- quote -- "boost the price of gasoline to the levels in europe." and secretary salazar who is leaving continues to talk about the fact that the energy strategy showed good results but they have restricted access to federal offshore and onshore oil and gas resources through moratoriums, through blocking permits, through leasing plans, they denied americans billions in public revenue and thousands of jobs. so i stand here saying that the keystone x.l. pipeline is a perfect example of the obama administration's pattern of delaying good projects by requiring excessive red tape. so i come here with you, the senator from north dakota and the senator from alaska, and look to you, the senator from north dakota, and thank you for your leadership, for your determination forks your, for yr fortitude, for you fighting to make sure that we as a
that goes to so many things to the economy of course is a jackson the cost of medicine and it's a detriment to many of our constituents, so i just -- would you give me something back on that to let me know how deep he went into it? one of the things i think the chairman was saying making a part of our inquiry this session the next two years is looking not only at the fda piece of this but looking at this whole thing of the grey market. so i would like to sit down with you if you haven't delved into this and see where, you know, what we might be able to do it together to try to get to the bottom of that because it is a very, very serious problem. a lot of americans do not even know about it. but it's very serious. i want to very briefly go to this whole issue of climate change. the federal guard or the government has a number of efforts under way to decrease domestic greenhouse gas emissions. the success of the gas emission reduction efforts to pay is in large part on the international efforts. however, limiting the fiscal exposure to climate change risks will present a challenge the matter
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